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About the BookEducation is considered the most crucial investment in human resource development. The policy-planners in India have had appreciated the role of education towards the economic development. The development of education system in IndiaMoreAbout the BookEducation is considered the most crucial investment in human resource development. The policy-planners in India have had appreciated the role of education towards the economic development. The development of education system in India was incorporated, as an integral component from the very first national five-year plan of India. Besides, National Policies on Education were enunciated in 1968 and in 1986 (modified later in 1992), by the Government of India for the development of educational system towards the generation of human resource-essentially required for attaining national development Recently, a Right to Education Act has been also enacted, by amending the Constitution of India, to provide education for all sections of the society. The system of education has a determining influence on the rate at which economic progress is achieved and the benefits which can be derived from it. There is no doubt that education in the future will be vastly different from what it is today. And, for any nation to grow and develop, Education for all its citizens is a must. The future of the nation lies with how well we prepare our next generation to face it. This book “Education for All: Human Resource Development in India, National Policy and Planning for the Education Sector” covers national policy on education- planned approach to the development of education system in India, Right to Education Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Mission on Education through information and communication technology, Statistical profile of the educational sector in India, etc. This is a useful reference book for the education policy planners, administrators, academicians, research scholars, students, etc. from all over India and abroad. This is an important addition to the existing literature on the subject in libraries.About the AuthorsDr. Pawan Sikka(b.1944) received MSc, PhD and DSc Degrees in Physics, and held British Council fellowship, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., besides the award of scholarships for studying the new and frontier areas of Science and Technology, in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. He is a former Scientist G/ Adviser, Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi and has held various technical assignments during the three decades of his dynamic years 1974-2004. He has delivered special lectures on the Management of Science Policy related issues, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a life-member of the: Materials Research Society of India, Semi-Conductor Society of India, Association of British Scholars, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India. His other book, entitled: Education for All, Human Resource Development in India, National Policy and Planning for the Education Sector, has been well received by the academic world. His technical contributions have appeared in journals of national and international repute. He is widely travelled in India and abroad in pursuit, as well as dissemination of knowledge.Dr. Kausar Wizarathas received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. For the past two decades or so, she is associated with the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. She has worked in the area of higher education - its planning and management, besides many research projects like: Action research project, Womens studies centres and Alternative and Innovative forms of higher education of left-out youth. Currently, she is working on the gender issues particularly on the role of women in higher and professional education. She has contributed several papers in reputed journals and presented technical papers in national conferences.Ms. Kiran Mehtahas done her graduation, BCom (Hons), from the University of Delhi, Delhi. She has also received her Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree from the Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana. She, being a trained teacher completely understands the needs and aspirations of the students as well as of the teaching-community of India. She is concerned about the role of education towards the socioeconomic development of India and the contributions of human resource development of the country for achieving the overall economic growth.